I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing (John 15:5).
Lord, we specifically ask for Rose, Lara, Noelene, and McKenzie to remain deeply in You, your Word, and in intercession; may they experience intimacy in Your presence. The areas many are working in are arid, physically and spiritually. Our desire is that they grow in every fruit of the Spirit regardless of their situations due to You being their root. If they are feeling worn down, burned-out, cynical, and hardened, Spirit would You revive them and their faith. May their time at the retreat be the start of this renewal. We ask for an outpouring of Your Spirit, resulting in praise and thankfulness!
Lord we also want to bring before you the country of France. You know the challenge of bringing the gospel to people more wrapped up in the traditions of the church than in its teachings. We thank you for the growth among evangelicals in this country over the last 40 years despite rapid secularization that has spawned widespread indifference to spiritual matters. We pray for church growth and a courageous spirit among the believers to witness to their countrymen. In Jesus’ name, Amen.